When I look back over the stories in the year 2014, there is one story that sticks out more than all of the rest. I initially posted this story on April 26,2014. It was the story of young 9 year old Willie Myrick of Atlanta. Myrick was apparently playing outside his southwest Atlanta home when he was kidnapped. The perpetrator threw the young man in the back seat of his car and drove off. This young man of GOD had learned the gospel song “Every Praise” by Hezekiah Walker in Sunday School and began singing the song. The kidnapper kept telling Myrick to shut up to no avail. Myrick kept on singing. The kidnapper obviously grew tired of the young man singing this song and then reportedly dropped little Willie off unharmed in East Point after driving him around for three hours.
“He opened the door and threw me out,” said Willie of his ordeal. “He told me not to tell anyone.”
Willie, however, did not listen to his kidnapper’s orders and his story is moving people of faith throughout the United States.
When I think of the courage of this young man, it really inspires me. He stood in the devil’s face and sang praises to the LORD. That took a tremendous amount of courage. For that reason, I am naming Willie Myrick, studiotj’s PERSON OF THE YEAR 2014!